Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mary Worth 2331

Dawn's gone all out on this Taking-Mary's-Advice-to-Heart thing. The scarf is sure to help her patch things up with her friends.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Mary Worth 2330

It's times like these that I'm grateful this is a family friendly blog.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mary Worth 2329

"No, Dawn! Don't do what your friends tell you to do. Do what I tell you to do!"

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Mary Worth 2328

Let us not forget that long ago, before Mary redid here kitchen with a killer subway tile back splash and blue cabinetry, Dawn felt surrounded by people at school, but was still alone. Other friends never entered the picture. If Dawn ever did have other friends, they've long since forgotten her. Right now, marrying Harlan is her only hope for happiness.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mary Worth 2327

And they're always wholesome relationships, too. So there should be nothing to worry about.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mary Worth 2326

No, it actually sounds illegal. Certainly unethical. And definitely not like something a friend would risk destroying someone's career over.

There are two ways this story can redeem itself. 1) Harlan tells Dawn that he has to stop dating her because he's being brought before the board of regents on charges of unethical behavior, or 2) Dawn fails the class anyway. I prefer the latter.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Mary Worth 2325

"Dawn, I wanted to paint my nails to match my pillows, drapes and highly polished flooring, but I don't have nearly enough polish for my gloriously colossal thumb? Do you have any purple polish I might procure from you?"

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mary Worth 2324

"Someone is ringing on the door. Probably somebody who has followed my excellent advice and is looking for more."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mary Worth 2323

Yesterday's strip left me confused and uncertain. Nothing seemed to make sense. Sleeping with...? Doing it...? All your teachers...? I climbed under the covers and prayed that it would all go away.

...And this morning it did! Extra time... Whew. For a minute I thought they were referring to something else.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Mary Worth 2321

Because doubles aren't hard on the body at all... do them everyday!

After yesterday's sighting, I can't tell you how massively disappointed I am that I didn't get to see how Aunt June is going to render Toby and Ian on Sundays!!!

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Mary Worth 2319

So, I guess this is the story about how mean and cruel it is to gossip, and how unfair it is that spending all of your social and academic time with your ruggedly handsome professor at museums, restaurants and on his living room floor, can lead to such unjustified rumor and speculation.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mary Worth 2317

"Yoga Practice with Harlan" can be seen on cable channel 7 weeknights at 6 p.m. Pacific. Tonight's special guest star, Dawn Weston.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mary Worth 2316

Wait! Wait! Dawn Weston? And that sandwich looks like actual FOOD!! What has happened in the Worthiverse?? I'll tell you what has happened. June Brigman has taken over drawing the Sunday strips to give Joe Giella a very much deserved one-day-a-week off! I was worried that she might be completely replacing Joe, whom I adore, obviously, and that perhaps something was wrong with Joe, but this is great. Sundays off for Joe. Take a day off. You deserve it! And, yes, June's pretty awesome too.

You can read more about June here.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mary Worth 2315

There's a word that only college students would use, "Fawning." As in, "Oh, Professor Jones, your mustache is so thick and lustrous. It reminds me of Leonardo Da Vinci. Would you like another bite of my sandwich?"

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Mary Worth 2314

Wait a minute... Are those students actually accusing Dawn of procrastination?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mary Worth 2313

Yesterday's Ask Wendy letter submitted by RockDoc (aka Renaissance Man) was just awesome, especially now that we stop to consider how Dawn's classmates might feel about her dating her professor. And, yes, Dawn, meals together, museum trips and private yoga practicing sessions between a single man and a single woman is dating, no matter how much your father may approve. Why study for tomorrow's quiz when you can have lunch with the teacher instead?

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mary Worth 2312

Okay... just in case you missed it on Monday, there is definitely a picture of Batman behind Dawn. Probably a little too obvious today, Joe, but thanks just the same. Even more thrilling, however, is the fact that this is probably the first time ever that there has been noticeable continuity in the Weston's breakfast nook. Of course, the roses are now modern art and they've put in some bookshelves. But, hey, it's Batman! And I was huge on Batman when Joe Giella was drawing him back in the day, so I consider this a personal gift to me. I feel like I've come full circle.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Mary Worth 2311

"Hmmm... Harlan is knowledgeable about things? I wonder if he would be a good substitute for my Ask Wendy column? Perhaps he could offer some advice on what to do when your daughter is dating her substitute professor."

.... Wait a minute! Is that Chin Napkin's cousin, Blue Chin Napkin? I think Beatrice Chestnut, 5th grade colorist, didn't even recognize Chin Napkin so she mistakenly colored him blue.

Edited to add: Pay attention to Vince's comment today! He spotted Batman in the photos behind Dawn. Joe Giella drew for Batman comics back when I was a kid. Great find, Vince. And thanks, Joe.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mary Worth 2310

Meanwhile, at the Slum of Art...

My father always says, "The easiest thing in the world is to be a cynic." I guess that's why I started this blog. I saw how many people seemed to criticize this strip, failing to appreciate how amazingly difficult it must be to tell a story two panels a day (seven on Sundays). Then when my local paper, the Washington Post, stopped printing it, I knew something had to be done. I think of this blog as my own version of the Santa Royale Museum of Art, a place to preserve a great masterpiece, epic in its scope, infinitesimal in its execution, so that it may be preserved and celebrated, if not in this generation, perhaps in my grandchildren's.

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